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Betty Woo

Thermo Fisher Scientific
Vice President, Scientific Collaborations and Strategy
Betty has been Vice President, Scientific Collaborations and Strategy at Thermo Fisher Scientific since January 2015, a role created to drive innovation and productivity with the company’s strategic clients through scientific collaboration.  From 2009 to 2014, she was Vice President, Corporate Accounts, providing commercial oversight, coordination, strategy, and execution to global accounts including Amgen, Sanofi, Teva, and Lilly.  Prior to Corporate Accounts, Betty took on several leadership roles in Fisher Scientific, including Industry Vice President, Biotechnology (Apr 2004 - Dec 2008); Vice President of Life Sciences Specialists (Apr 2006 - Dec 2008); and Senior Director of Marketing, Biotechnology (Dec 2003 - Mar 2004).  Prior to Thermo Fisher, she served in various senior commercial positions in marketing and business development for Cellomics, a biotechnology start-up company (Mar 1998 - Nov 2003).

Dr. Woo served on the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh Medical School, in the Department of Pharmacology from 1991-1998, where she also completed her post-doctoral studies in experimental therapeutics for cancer under Dr. John Lazo. She received her graduate degree in pharmacology from the George Washington University, and baccalaureate in Biological Sciences from Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Woo currently serves on the board of directors for the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, and the Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse, where she chairs their Nominating Committee and is a member of the Executive Committee and Compensation Committee. She is active in promoting STEM in the Pittsburgh community, most recently agreeing to steer the Go Red Go STEM event with the American Heart Assoc, as well as working to establish internship programs between Thermo Fisher Scientific and Carnegie Mellon Univ Automated Science Master of Science, as well as Univ of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy.